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gerontocracy
(n)
jer-ǝn-TO-crǝ-see
Meaning

a political system or state in which the government is formed of old people

1st Sample Sentence

For decades our nation has in effect been ruled by a gerontocracy. The time has come to give power to the nation's youth by opening the highest government posts to the young.

Root

geron gerontos (old man)#kratia (rule)

Mnemonics

by etymology gerontos means old people and cracy mens govt. (eg. democracy, autocracy etc. ). therefore gerontocracy is the govt. formed by old people.

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